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Unformatted text preview: epidermis 3 rd degree burns full thickness of skin is destroyed sometimes even subcutaneous tissues results in ulcerating wounds typically results in catastrophic loss of fluids: dehydration electrolyte imbalances also highly susceptible to infections slow recovery (from cells of hair follicles if they survive; otherwise must heal from margins of wound) may require: autografts cadaver skin pig skin prognosis may depend on extent of damage Human Anatomy & Physiology: Integumentary System, Lecture Notes, Ziser, 2005 9 extend of burn damage estimated by “rule of 9’s” head, arms ~9% of skin surface front and back of torso, each leg ~18% of skin surface groin ~1% of skin surface...
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- Fall '10
- Anatomy, Keratin, degree burns, D. Burns